The March/April 2023 issue of Innovator, the bimonthly newsletter of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), recognized the efforts of a number of No Boundaries member states.
To demonstrate the power of using data to improve safety, FHWA has developed case studies featuring 20 different states. Among these are South Carolina and Indiana DOTs, which have leveraged data to identify crash-prone roadways in need of improvement as well as appropriate solutions for making these areas safer. South Carolina DOT was also recognized for its innovative use of asphalt overlays to reduce hydroplaning on high-traffic roads.
The newsletter also featured the State Transportation Innovation Councils (STIC) of Ohio and Idaho for building relationships to address challenges. Ohio’s STIC has worked to diversify its membership and revise its project selection process as part of a larger program overhaul, while, Idaho’s STIC has created a workforce development program to attract and prepare workers for jobs in transportation.
Finally, Colorado DOT’s use of concrete overlays on interstates and rural roadways was noted as a cost-effective solution to increase pavement life.
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